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Trafalgar silver & silver-gilt chess set Hover over the image to Zoom

Trafalgar silver & silver-gilt chess set

Place: UK
Product ID CHES001
Weight 3095g (100 troy ozs)
Height largest piece: 95mm (3¾”)
This fine silver chess set has been created in collaboration with Diarmuid Byron-O'Connor whose most prominent sculpture is the one of Peter Pan that stands outside Great Ormond Street Hospital.  The chess pieces are represented by the English on one side, led by Lord Admiral Nelson and cast in silver.  The French on the other side, led by Villeneuve, the naval officer in charge of the French fleet, are cast in silver and then gilded with five microns of gold.  Each piece is individually sculpted with excellent detail showing their individual uniforms.  The other 'characters' in the set are also beautifully crafted. The squares of the chess board are made from certified oak and mahogany taken from the original HMS Victory - on which Nelson served - when the ship was refitted in 1905.  The copper corners on the board are also authentic and are from the copper plating on the original ship's hull.

THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING YOUR INTEREST IN OUR Trafalgar silver & silver-gilt chess set

We look forward to your visit to the Langfords store. Here's where you can find us:

Vaults 8 & 10
London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS


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